Your floors are among the most visible parts of your home. They also set the stage for the entire look of each room. This means to get it right, you need to balance your needs, budget, space, and style to ensure you choose the right flooring.
Like everything else in the modern house, floors have adapted technology and as such, changed with time. Today, there are options that can fit anyone’s style and budget. With several types of flooring to choose from, knowing how to pick the best is important.
Here are some of the top three most popular residential flooring options that you should consider.
1. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
This flooring solution is gaining popularity in both commercial and residential applications. LVP flooring is made of several layers of vinyl that combine to create a robust, low-maintenance flooring solution.
The base layer is a backer board made from PVC to make it stable. The mid layer helps to improve water resistance and strength of the flooring, and the top core, which is the vinyl layer, gives LVT a stone or wood appearance.
Since LVP is a glue-down flooring, it is stronger than other vinyl products and is ideal for residential use.
Pros of LVP
- It is cost-effective
- Scratch and stain-resistant
Cons of LVP
- Since it requires glue for installation, it is time-consuming and not ideal as a DIY home project.
- It cannot be refinished
LVP is a flexible product and has style. Though it mimics materials like stone and wood, you can choose the right LVP from GS Flooring with splashes of patterns and color to match your décor.
2. Floor Tiles
If you are looking for the right flooring solutions for moisture-prone areas of your home like the kitchen or bathrooms, you should consider installing floor tiles.
Porcelain and ceramic are some of the most common types of tile. They are durable, water-resistant, and come in an array of colors and styles. Like LVP, tile flooring also requires professional installation, especially because the process of installation is quite involving.
Pros of Tile Flooring
- Tile is durable
Cons of Tile Flooring
- Hard to install and requires a lot of prep work
- Tile floors are cold and slippery, especially when wet
Talk to an expert to determine the right size of tile to use and also how much you should buy depending on the size of your floors.
3. Hardwood Floors
This flooring material is one of the most popular options. Today hardwood flooring is available in engineered and solid woods. Some of the popular hardwood varieties include cherry, walnut, oak, and maple.
Engineered hardwood flooring has several layers and is less expensive when compared to solid hardwood. However, both offer elegance and quality.
Pros of Hardwood Floors
- Strong and durable
- Can be refinished
- Available in several options
Cons of Hardwood Floors
- Not suitable for moisture-prone areas
- Susceptible to moisture damage
- Can scratch or scrape when applied in high-traffic areas
Talk to GS Flooring About Your Flooring Plans
Choosing the right flooring for your home is a huge decision. To ensure you get it right, talk to an expert like GS Flooring about the available options. Although a new floor is an investment that can transform your home, you will only enjoy these benefits if you choose the best flooring.